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ST. LOUIS At his most frustrated and irritated point, then-Astros outfielder Lance Berkman never could have imagined himself playing for Tony La Russa and the Cardinals.
"I could visualize myself meeting him in the parking lot after the game rather than playing for him," Berkman joked.
The Cardinals welcomed the future Hall of Fame manager back to Busch Stadium Friday night, retiring La Russa's No. 10 in a pregame ceremony before they faced the Atlanta Braves.
La Russa retired three days after leading the Cardinals to their second World Championship in six years last October with a historic and dramatic run that began in late August and didn't end until a Game 7 victory over the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
And despite the continued frustration at the man in the sunglasses in the opposing dugout, Berkman said it was the thought of playing for La Russa that eventually steered him to St. Louis as a free agent in December 2010.
"As an opposing player ...
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ST. LOUIS Tony La Russa was walking into history, in as much as a dimmed corridor in the bowels of Busch Stadium could serve as a setting for honoring a legend. All eras, even the most celebrated, must end. Eventually, even after a 33-year career, life must begin anew.
The former St. Louis Cardinals manager combed his fingers through his thin brown hair and approached a door....
St. Louis has retired Tony La Russa's No. 10, honoring the manager a little more than six months after he helped the Cardinals win the World Series. One of his former players thought even that was a bit tardy.
Pitcher Dave Stewart, one of horses of La Russa's rotations in Oakland, said during a ceremony prior to the Braves-Cardinals game Friday that the number should have...
ST. LOUIS An impressive list of baseball royalty was at Busch Stadium Friday night for the number retirement ceremony for future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa.
Members of La Russa's past from his days in Chicago, Oakland and St. Louis sat behind him near home plate as his No. 10 was added to the illustrious list of Cardinals greats in a touching pregame ceremony.
In a 30-minute ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa's No. 10 jersey on Friday night. More than two dozen people joined La Russa in the pregame celebration at Busch Stadium, where a No. 10 decal and silhouette of retired manager were unveiled on the left-center field wall, MLB.com reported. "Whenever you see 10 out there, it represents...
Today, the St. Louis Cardinals honored their famed and soon-to-be Hall of Fame manager, Tony La Russa. La Russa brought two World Series Championships to the Cardinals, most recently in 2011 and one in 2006. He also won a ring in 1989, while managing the Oakland Athletics. Over his career, La Russa managed for 33 MLB seasons, 8 years with the Chicago White Sox, 10 years with the...
The St. Louis Cardinals retired Tony La Russa's No. 10 on Friday night, after La Russa led St. Louis to its 10th and 11th World Series titles.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will be on the field when the St. Louis Cardinals retire the No. 10 jersey of former manager Tony La Russa on Friday.
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, La Russa's right-hand man most of his St. Louis tenure, is expected to attend the pre-game ceremony. So is Joe Torre, who preceded La Russa as Cardinals...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” Of course, Friday marked the ceremony to retire Tony La Russa’s number 10.
Cardinals followers in...
The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman off the 15-day disabled list, and he was batting fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.
Berkman had been sidelined since April 19 with a strained left calf aggravated chasing a pop fly. Outfielder Shane Robinson, batting .311 with a home run and five RBIs in 23 games, was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will be activated from the disabled list and will hit fifth when the Cardinals play the Braves on Mother's Day at Busch Stadium. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have played outstanding to start the season despite waiting for several players to return from nagging injuries.
Among those players is first...
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Friday night before their game against the Atlanta Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa’s number 10 in a ceremony on the field that included all the expected fanfare. Unfortunately the Cards couldn’t cap off the night with a victory, losing the game in disappointing fashion in 12 innings.
The 25+ minute fete of La Russa featured names and faces...
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th
Current Value: Nearly Ready
Barring injury, St. Louis probably won’t be looking to shake its roster up anytime soon given its success in 2012 despite the loss of Mr. Albert Pujols. Lance Berkman and Allen Craig, both capable of playing first base, are also getting healthy, which could mean...